Postcards, Notecards, & Ornaments for sale!
We are selling Postcards, Notecards, & Ornaments featuring a beautiful watercolor painting of our library by Florence Daly!
Thank you for supporting The Friends of Lithgow Public Library.
Postcards are $5.00 for a bundle of five
Holiday ornaments are $20.00
Notecards are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
We also have gift certificates available for purchase, which can be used toward non-resident library membership fees.
Cash or checks can be made payable to The Friends of Lithgow Library.
Boutique Book Bags
Allow a Lithgow Library staff member to select some reading material for you. Each bag will contain one or two checked out library book(s) based on criteria you select. It will also include an assortment of goodies that you get to keep!
Please note that this service is ONLY for adults ages 18 and over that have a
library card. If you do not have a card, you can sign up for one at the Library’s
circulation desk. We will contact you once your bag is ready to be picked up.
Please click here to fill out the form and sign up!
You are able to fill out the form once a month to request a new bag.
Do you need assistance using technology?
Alana is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. by appointment only.
She can assist you on one of our public computers or you can bring in your own device (laptop, tablet, phone, etc.). Appointments are 30 minutes long.
Please have one or two specific tasks in mind such as how to use the Cloud Library, how to print from your device, how to set up an email account etc. in order to make the most of the 30 minutes. Alana can also direct you to classes and resources that may be beneficial for more extensive help. Please note that this is not technology repair. Alana can show you how to use your device, but she cannot fix it.
Sign up on the calendar at the top of the page. Call or stop by the Reference Desk with any questions. We kindly ask that you make only one appointment per week to ensure others have a chance to book.
We are an onsite partner with The National Digital Equity Center, a non-profit organization that provides virtual and interactive Digital Literacy classes.
Upcoming, we have:
Introduction to Google Drive & Docs
Identifying Frauds & Scams
Windows 10 PC Basics
“Cutting the Cord” – Getting TV & Phone Services Over the Internet
Cloud-based Backup Solutions
Check the calendar at the top of the page for dates and registration details.
Lithgow Library Book Club
2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Community Meeting Room
Join Lithgow Library’s Book Club for its monthly discussion. Click HERE for details on upcoming titles + dates.
The first and third Tuesday of each month at noon
All ages and experience levels welcome!
Bring your project and hobnob with knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, felters, weavers, quilters, tatters, spinners, and other fiber fans. Come for advice, inspiration, or to just chat with like-minded crafters.
Adventure 365 Challenge 2023 for Adult Readers
Ongoing through December 2023 on the Lithgow Beanstack Reading App
Readers 18-and-older can log their reading throughout the year (2023) and earn badges. Those reader who complete their year-long challenge will receive a prize in December.
Your Reading Adventure Awaits!
Career Help at the Library
Fridays, 10am – 1pm
Need help finding a job? Free help is available! A Career Center consultant will be at a table on the Mezzanine level of the library to assist your job search needs. Bring your questions and ideas to this drop-in session for expert help.
Augusta Age-Friendly Committee
First Tuesday of Every Month at 5:30pm
The City of Augusta is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities which is an institutional affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities & Communities. The local group seeks to implement new programs to make the community more age-friendly. If you want to share ideas or want more information, attend one of the monthly meetings in the Library Community Meeting Room.
Lithgow Cribbage Club
Returns on Friday, September 1st
Enjoy a fun time with other local cribbage players at the Library in our Board Room every Friday from 1-4.
This program is free, and players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Boards, pegs and cards are provided.
Last Monday of every month from 1-3pm
Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young people with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers.
Young adults ages 16-24 are able to obtain their high school diploma if needed, driver’s license, basic trade training and advanced trade training, supported with medical and dental care, including residential campuses, all free to the student. Support is given throughout the process, including guidance for the possibility for continuing education, military enrollment, and job placement.
Reserve a Museum or Park Pass
The Library offers Lithgow cardholders passes to several Maine museums + parks. Click HERE to browse the list + reserve your pass. Be sure to check hours open, visitor requirements and pass details.
Come check out our ongoing book sale by the Reference Desk! All proceeds support the Friends of Lithgow Library.
The prices are $2 for paperback books and $4 for hardcover books, cash only.
We would greatly appreciate donations of books in good condition. We will not be accepting children’s books or mass-market paperbacks at this time.
Augusta COVID Vaccination & Testing Availability
For COVID vaccine & testing information, including links to free COVID rapid self-tests, click HERE.
For Maine CDC information about COVID treatment, click HERE.
Lithgow offers mobile hotspots for home Internet
Do you have a device like a laptop, a tablet, or a phone, but no Internet at home? Lithgow now loans mobile hotspots so you can have wifi at home. Click HERE for FAQs.
Lithgow Library is there for you in-person + online
Lithgow continues to adapt to these changing times. The building is open and most in-person services are available.
Some services, such as programming, may be offered as either an in-person/virtual hybrid, or as online only.
Masks are encouraged for those not vaccinated/boosted or who want to use them in a public setting. Masks are available if you need one. If you are compromised or have special needs, please phone us (626.2416) to discuss how we may accommodate you to meet your library needs.
If you can’t make it to the library building, Lithgow offers a variety of ways to serve you:
- Phone us (626.2415)
- Email a librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
- Live Chat (quick reference chat on our homepage)
- Free Public Wifi (Lithgow_Public) is available during business hours, password-free from our parking lot & library grounds
- Online Resources available through our website (check out Hoopla, CloudLibrary, DigitalMaine, & other streaming & online resources), participate in a virtual program, or access a number of health, community, youth, adult & small business resources to keep you informed, educated or entertained.
Request + pick up your titles curbside!
- Use the Minerva online catalog to find the items you want & place an online request
- Or phone to have a librarian help you find & reserve the items you want
- We’ll notify you when we have the titles in-hand and they’re ready for check out
- When you’re parked in our lot, phone us (207.626.2415)
- Wait in your car while we place the items in a bag on the table outside the front door
- Once the staff has returned to the building, pick up your order